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Free Telling stories tab for the acoustic guitar. Learn to play Tracy Chapman with easy chords for beginners

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Chord C (x,3,2,0,1,0)
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Chord D (x,x,0,2,3,2)
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Chord Em (0,2,2,0,0,0)
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Chord G (3,2,0,0,3,3)
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Chord G/F# (2,2,0,0,0,3)

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Intro :

 Em Em
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|-----2-2--|  X 8
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|-0-0------|




1st Verse/chorus :
           Em Em                        C C   G G                 D D
There is a fiction in the space between, lines on a page a memory
         Em Em                  C C           G G                  D D
Write it down but it doesn’t mean you’re not just telling stories



[Em Em][C C][G G][D D]  X2



2nd Verse/chorus :
           Em Em                        C C G G          D D
There is a fiction in the space between you and reality
          Em Em               C C               G G                   D D
You would do and say anything to make your everyday life seems less mundane
           Em Em                        C C G G        D D
There is a fiction in the space between you and me 



[Em Em][C C][G G][D D]  X2



3rd Verse/chorus :
                  Em Em                        C C G G        D D
There’s a science fiction in the space between you and me
       Em Em             C C       G G              D D
A A fabrication a grand scheme, I am the scary monster
        Em Em                    C C           G G                  D D
Need to say it as I leave the scene in my spaceship I am laughing
       Em Em                    C C          G G               D D
Your remembrance of a bad dream there’s no one but you standing



[Em Em][C C][G G][D D]  X2



Bridge :
D D             D D            C C                 G G               
 Feel the pity and the pain for the ones who do not speak
D D                          D D                  C C           G G
 Back the words you get respect and compassion and for posterity
C C                     G G                     G G     -      G/F# G/F#  - (Em Em)
 Spread the words and make believe there is truth in the space between



 Em Em
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|-----2-2--|  X 8
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|-0-0------|



4th Verse/chorus :
         Em Em                      C C   G G        D D
there is fiction in the space between you and everybody
Em Em                  C C             G G               D D
Give us all what we need, give us one more sad sordid story
       Em Em                      C C    G G             G/F# G/F#>let ring 
In the fiction of the space between sometimes a lie is the best thing
Em Em    C C   G G              G/F# G/F#>let ring
          sometimes a lie is the best thing
Em Em    C C   G G     D D
                   is the best thing
Em Em    C C   G G     D D
                   is the best thing


[Em Em][C C][G G][D D] X2



Ending :

Em Em
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|-----2-2--|  X 8
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|-0-0------|

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